Central Park Facts for Kids

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  • Name: Central Park
  • Location: New York City, New York, USA
  • Built: Between 1857 and 1876
  • Size: 843 acres
  • Owner: NYC Parks
  • Visitors: 38 million (annually)
  • Significance: Most visited urban park in the USA

26 Central Park Facts for Kids

  1. Central Park is a municipal park situated in New York City, New York USA.
  2. The GPS coordinates for Central Park are 40 ° 46′56″N 73 ° 57′55″W.
  3. Central Park was created between 1857 and 1876.
  4. Central Park covers 843 acres in New York City.
  5. The entire length of Central Park is 2.5 miles.
  6. The entire width of Central Park is 0.5 miles.
  7. Central Park contains 136 acres of woodlands.
  8. Central Park contains 250 acres of lawns.
  9. Central Park contains 159 acres of water.
  10. Central Park contains 58 miles of pedestrian pathways.
  11. Central Park contains 4.5 miles of bridle trails (horse riding).
  12. There are over 9,000 benches throughout Central Park.
  13. There are 125 drinking fountains throughout Central Park.
  14. There are 51 sculptures throughout Central Park.
  15. The King Jagiello Monument is the largest sculpture in Central Park.
  16. There are 36 bridges and arches throughout Central Park.
  17. Balcony Bridge is the longest bridge in Central Park with a span length of 65 feet.
  18. Greengap Arch is the longest arch in Central Park with a vault length of 81 feet.
  19. There are eight different lakes and ponds throughout Central Park.
  20. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir is the largest lake in Central Park.
  21. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir covers 106 acres and contains about one billion gallons of water.
  22. It’s estimated that 38 million people visit Central Park every year.
  23. Central Park is considered the most visited municipal park in the United States.
  24. Central Park is the most filmed location in the world.
  25. In 1962, Central Park was designated as a National Historic Landmark.
  26. In 1974, Central Park was designated as a NYC Scenic Landmark.

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